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Saturday, September 19, 2009      2 comments

I've been out of touch with Spark since early last year. I was taking several classes and studying for my CPA exam while working full-time and my weight loss goals fell to the wayside. Now that I'm done, I'm back to focusing on me. I just g... Read more
Michelin Mama
Monday, February 11, 2008      0 comments

Last night I was soaking in a nice warm bath with a candle thinking about why I needed so many layers of fat. And then I remembered how hard I had to fight to keep any part of myself when I was growing up. The thing is, I had a pretty good child... Read more
Losing my best friend
Saturday, February 09, 2008      4 comments

I'm just getting back to feeling pretty stable after Christmas break derailed my plan. I'm journaling my food intake today for the first time in a couple of months. I'm very depressed that I gained some weight, but I am still at a net loss from ... Read more
Tough week
Saturday, December 15, 2007      2 comments

This has been a really hard week for me. I'm grateful I'm only up a couple of pounds. This was the last week of a contract job that I have really enjoyed. Even though I usually do consulting / contract work, it's always hard when I end a job. I ... Read more
Yay - I'm melting!!!
Saturday, December 01, 2007      1 comments

Amazingly, I've lost about 20 pounds in my first month at SP. How did I do this? I honestly don't know, but here are some thoughts: 1 - I told my mom a few weeks ago that I have diabetes. I have had it for several years and have not told he... Read more
First day back to work
Tuesday, November 13, 2007      1 comments

I am so proud of myself today. This was my first day back to work since starting my spark plan and I was able to keep on track. I made sure I took some snacks with me so I wouldn't get hungry, and I planned my lunch to meet my guidelines. Once I... Read more
Working again
Monday, November 12, 2007      0 comments

I'm back to work tomorrow! I just got the call today, and I'm definitely happy and relieved to be able to get back to work. Now I need to figure out what will work for me to keep on track while working. I need to plan my meals and snacks careful... Read more
Fall seven times
Monday, November 12, 2007      0 comments

"Fall seven times, stand up eight." - Japanese proverb This is from the spark email I ready today. This is so simple and direct. What I like about this proverb is there is no judgment. It's not fall down, beat yourself up, kick yourself aro... Read more
Sad today
Saturday, November 10, 2007      2 comments

I'm feeling very sad today. The financial pressure is squeezing on me almost constantly. I've been out of work for 3 months now and my husband's business is very cyclical - unfortunately in a down cycle right now. That means we're borrowing mone... Read more
7 Days of Food Journal
Saturday, November 10, 2007      1 comments

I wasn't really intending to start journaling my food intake, but then I started and I liked the feeling of being able to hit the numbers. Today was the 7th consecutive day of using my nutrition tracker and being in range on my calories, fiber i... Read more
First Week
Sunday, November 04, 2007      1 comments

Well, I'm finishing my first week of being a Sparker. I saw a reference to this web site in Prevention magazine and I signed up. I didn't think I was really ready to make some ACTUAL changes yet, I was just saving the site to get ready for when ... Read more